Migrants, refugees, and deportees live through harrowing situations, yet their personal stories are often ignored. While politicians and commentators mischaracterize and demonize, herald border crises, and speculate about who people are and how they live, the actual memories of migrants are rarely shared.

This collection emerged from interviews conducted by the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a Jesuit organization based in the twin border cities of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, that provides humanitarian assistance and advocates for migrants. These personal narratives of migrants’ lived experiences, presented in the original Spanish with English translations, bring us closer to these individuals’ strength, love, and courage in the face of hardship and injustice. Short introductions written by migrant advocates, humanitarian workers, religious leaders, and scholars provide additional context.

These powerful stories help readers better understand migrants’ experiences, as well as the consequences of public policy for their community.

Georgetown University Press, 978-1-64712-084-9, 256 pgs.

Also available as an ebook.

Royalties from the sale of the book go to the Kino Border Initiative.


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